Lavistown Flapjacks

Olivia Goodwillie

Adapted from the book Something in the Tin about the wonderful biscuits, cakes, and breads that Olivia Goodwillie has been making for three decades.

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Makes 12. Heat your (fan) oven to 160°C. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 100 g margarine
  • 130 g caster sugar
  • 80 g syrup (see tip)
  • 75 g sesame seeds
  • 350 g oatmeal

Method

  1. Melt together in a saucepan the butter, margarine, sugar, and syrup with the sesame seeds until it bubbles gently.

  2. Remove from the heat, add the oatmeal, and mix well.

  3. Press into a baking tray or tin (big enough for it to make a thick layer — too thin and it may go crisp).

  4. Bake at 160°C for 30–35 minutes.

  5. Allow to cool in the baking tray. When still warm, cut into squares or sticks.


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